We do not sensationalize or try to scare
parents. We want you to understand that the Internet is a
wonderful tool if used carefully. You will learn to understand
that you can have control over your child's use of technology
and help prevent your child from becoming involved in activities
not approved of by you, the parent.
We'll impress upon you that not having a computer at home
will not solve the problem and that you need to learn how the
technology works. From that understanding, you can make rules
for computer use and head off problems that you may see your
child getting into.
What we do not do in the class is make judgments or sell
products. We explain the issues, some of the positives and
negatives, and let them decide what is appropriate for their
family. Our staff stays very neutral so parents feel
comfortable making their own decisions.
The class covers:
Computer hardware and software basics
Getting connected to the Internet
Protecting your privacy
Filtering and blocking unwanted sites with
Searching the Internet for information on
you or your child
Internet safety summary
The program's primary goal is to prevent victimization of children
via the internet, prevent criminal involvement of children via the
Internet, and educate adults in the use of computers, the Internet, and
computer ethics in relation to themselves as well as their children.